Originally Posted by Qasual
Do some custom modding and rub them out yourself, haha just kidding. Depending on how they were printed I bet the Quickfire is just painted on so if you use a small amount of -inserts a paint removing agent here- and some friction. It'll be off in no time.
I don't think I'll be trying that, at least not until a few years of ownership. Maybe the paint will wear off on its own by then. =D
Originally Posted by IloveKuchen
Is that a direct comparison? I have the choc mini for some weeks now and i tried the cm storm and both are the same build quality with the choc mini having pbt=better quality keycaps in white.
what do you mean by look?
If you dont like the look get the one you like the look more of course, thats a pretty simple decicion then:D
ChaoticKinesis says he owns both, so it sounds like a direct comparison. From the various photos I've seen, the Asian models (Choc Mini, KBT Race) look somewhat bland and cheap (IMHO) in comparison to the CM keyboards, like they lack finish or something. Also, the CM comes with a palm rest, replacement keycaps and a keycap remover, so it's a better package kind of deal.
As for it being a simple decision, not really; other factors weigh in, such as build quality and cost. But I already ordered the CM so...
Originally Posted by zorphon
For a full set of 87 keys it would be about $37. WASDKeyboards. You can basically do any color you want, just take a look:
Keep in mind though that those are ABS plastic, not PBT. The majority of keycaps you can buy are ABS, but PBT usually lasts longer in terms of it doesn't get 'shiny' from use, and it feels a bit different then ABS. But really you would be just fine with ABS, as the vast majority of keyboards have those on them.
Originally Posted by ChaoticKinesis
In my opinion, if you're already going to spend this much on keys you might as well spend a bit more and get PBT, which as you said will last longer and I find feel much nicer. You can find engraved black and white sets for around $50 shipped here
Keep in mind, the $37 that was quoted above does not include shipping so the price difference is really not that great.
Seems like a fair price, if the shipping fee is right. I don't plan on doing that now, but it's good to know.